Correcting Blown out Group Photo

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I have a photo with 10 people in it. Two rows, the front row looks good, but the back row is standing in front of bright windows and whites out/over-exposes a lot of the facial features for this row. Is there a good way to correct this photo, so the back row of people isn't so blown out? I don't have the .raw file only .jpeg
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Spencer Tylin

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Ken Rounds

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I would first save the jpeg as a Tif & then edit the Tif copy. I would try the Dehaze filter in PS or Lr if you are using one of the newer versions & play with the Exposure, White, Highlight, Clarity & Black,  adjustments using the Radial Filter or the Graduated Filter.
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I was going to say that you'd do better asking this sort of question in the Photoshop forum, but you are not going to get a good result, because the information isn't there.